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Here Are Common Causes of Abdominal Pain

Finding and pinpointing the exact cause of pain in the abdomen could be like finding the proverbial "needle in a haystack". The good news is that the needle can often be found if the search is conducted methodologically. Here are common Causes of abdominal pain in all ages and sexes.

Right Upper Abdomen

  • Biliary colic
  • Cholecystitis
  • Costochondritis
  • Myofascial trigger point pain
  • Hepatitis
  • Kidney stones. >>See More

Central Upper Abdomen

  • Indigestion
  • Gastritis
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Heart attack. >>See More

Left Upper Abdomen

  • Spleen pain
  • Constipation
  • Costochondritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Trapped stomach wind
  • Bowel cancer. >>See More

Right Middle Abdomen

  • Kidney stones
  • Muscle pain
  • Constipation
  • IBS. >>See More

Central Abdomen

  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Adhesion
  • Food poisoning
  • Trapped wind
  • Celiac. >>See More

left Middle Abdomen

  • IBS
  • Kidney stones
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain. >>See More

Lower Right Abdomen

  • Appendicitis
  • Mesenteric lymphadenitis
  • Cecitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Right Ovarian Cyst pain
  • IBS
  • Mid Cycle pain. >>See More

Central Lower Abdomen

  • Cystitis or bladder infection
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Fibroid pain
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual pain
  • IBS
  • PID
  • SPD in pregnancy
  • Endometriosis. >>See More

Left Lower Abdomen

  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diverticulitis
  • Trapped wind
  • Ovarian cyst - left sided
  • Celiac disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Mid Cycle Pain. >>See More

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Having Abdominal Pain?

"I have been having really bad pain in my abdominal area just below my sternum. The pain has spread to my right lower abdomen and back.

I have been to four doctors and have had two CT scans one with barium and the other one without and one abdominal ultrasound as well. I have also had blood work done. All tests came back normal. I have been in pain for a month now and no doctor can figure out the cause", reports a patient. Does that sound like your experience too?

If you suffer with pain in any part of your abdomen that lasts for more than an hour and it's not getting better, it is important that you do something about it.

  • Take some pain medications like Tylenol or Paracetamol
  • Try take a walk and a warm shower if you can
  • If you start vomiting or if the pain is worsening, get medical help as soon as possible.

With careful attention to the position and behavior of any pain in the abdomen, coupled with tests where necessary, most causes of such pain could be identified and treated. That is what we want to help you achieve here.

Yes. Here at the Abdominal Pain Center, we aim: to provide a comprehensive wealth of information free of charge on causes, recognition, investigations, current treatment options available and where appropriate, actions that can be taken to prevent abdominal pain in both men and women, from infancy to old age.

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Feel free to use our free online medical consultation section to post your questions. We are in the process of developing a premium service where you would be able to get guaranteed answers to your questions. We are committed to helping you unravel the cause of your abdominal pain. That is our joy.

The content of this site is solely contributed by experienced medical doctors with international experience, and they strive to base this guide on current best evidence available from latest medical literature and from their clinical experience in their day to day medical practice.

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Last updated: 1st Day of November 2015

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